Video: Chinese basketball team brawls with Georgetown Hoyas

posted at 4:45 pm on August 18, 2011 by Allahpundit

One of the nastiest basketbrawls you’ll ever see, made more surreal by the fact that the Hoyas were in China on a goodwill tour. Usually these things involve some shoving and jersey-grabbing, but not this time. Pay attention at 24 seconds in as a Georgetown player falls to the floor and a Chinese player drops to his knees to punch him in the face — repeatedly. Meanwhile, here’s a nice photo of some degenerate rushing onto the court to stomp on another fallen Georgetown player’s stomach. Apparently this is par for the course: Chinese players have been fined tens of thousands of dollars for fighting over the last few years by international basketball bodies. Maybe it’s ‘roid rage? You know how China is when it comes to gaining a competitive edge.

How nasty did it get? This nasty:

Georgetown Coach John Thompson III pulled his players off the court with 9 minutes 32 seconds left in the game and the scored tied at 64 after a chaotic scene in which members of both teams began throwing punches and tackling one another.

Georgetown senior center Henry Sims had a chair tossed at him by an unidentified person, and freshman forward Moses Ayegba, who was wearing a brace on his sore right ankle, walked onto the court with a chair in his right hand. According to Georgetown officials, Ayegba had been struck, prompting him to grab a chair in self-defense.

It was the second time both benches emptied in physical game marred by fouls…

The Chinese police had been watching the tensions escalate to the point of physical confrontations but made no attempts to break up any of the fights taking place on the court.

As the Hoyas left the court, Chinese fans threw plastic water bottles at them, which turns out to be another fine tradition for visiting hoops teams over there. It takes a lot to get a diehard Syracuse fan like me rooting for G-town, but this’ll do it. Kudos to whoever thought a goodwill tour involving China’s “rollerball” take on basketball was a smart idea.

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Bet the Hoyas wish Michael “Hit Man” Graham was still around.

JammieWearingFool on August 18, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Greta tonight: Donald Trump explains how this is a metaphor for what the smart Chinese Government is doing to Obama and our stupid leadership.

jp on August 18, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Remember, they own us.

a capella on August 18, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Chinese Exceptionalism

jp on August 18, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Looks like somebody needs some diversity training.

stldave on August 18, 2011 at 4:51 PM

That’s ass. Gather up the Rucker Park crew and put them on the next plane to that cesspool of a nation. And see if Bill Laimbeer and Charles Oakley have time to coach a game or two.

Sugar Land on August 18, 2011 at 4:52 PM

Here they are fighting with Brazil not long ago. I guess china has an American coach.

forest on August 18, 2011 at 4:52 PM

Send Ron Artest next time.

clearbluesky on August 18, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Man, there was a time when our college basketball teams knew how to brawl.

strictnein on August 18, 2011 at 4:53 PM

A basketball game was scheduled, and a hockey game insued.

DrStock on August 18, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Remember they are short on females over there. Dudes are highly pressurized. Hey, give them all a rifle and guess what!!

a capella on August 18, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Bet the Hoyas wish Michael “Hit Man” Graham was still around.

JammieWearingFool on August 18, 2011 at 4:48 PM

I remember him! He would have been quite useful here.

stldave on August 18, 2011 at 4:54 PM

The crowd was yelling: “do we look like Mrs. Obama?”

PackerBronco on August 18, 2011 at 4:55 PM

What were the fans throwing?..candy bars?..:)

Dire Straits on August 18, 2011 at 4:55 PM

I’ll protest this by not shopping at Wal-Mart for a month.

That’ll show ‘em.

More seriously, this was pretty nasty. I’ve heard of things like this in European basketball but didn’t know the Chinese were like this too.

SteveMG on August 18, 2011 at 4:55 PM

The poor Chinese players were simply acting out on the frustrations of their ancestors from American imperialism during the early 1900′s.

– Herr Doktor supporter.

catmman on August 18, 2011 at 4:56 PM

JammieWearingFool on August 18, 2011 at 4:48 PM

I bet the Chinese wanted Yoa Ming..:)

Dire Straits on August 18, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Comrades, we work for them now. Please don’t insult our hosts.

faraway on August 18, 2011 at 4:57 PM

JammieWearingFool on August 18, 2011 at 4:48 PM

I bet the Chinese wanted Yao Ming..:)

Dire Straits on August 18, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Fixed..:)

Dire Straits on August 18, 2011 at 4:57 PM

There has to be some way to connect this to Rick Perry.

SlaveDog on August 18, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Tom Friedman is the Chinese coach…

d1carter on August 18, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Two nations with commie leaders should get along.

Oil Can on August 18, 2011 at 5:01 PM

There has to be some way to connect this to Rick Perry.

SlaveDog on August 18, 2011 at 4:58 PM

LoL!..That was funny..:)

Dire Straits on August 18, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Given that the Chicom’s policy is to basically kill off most females, those Chinese guys have a lot of pent anger with nowhere to, um, lay it. This is the reason the government there will think nothing of sacrificing as many male troops as they need to in order to reign over Asia, and eventually North America.

Western_Civ on August 18, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Speaking as a Villanova graduate, if you had asked me which college basketball team was most likely to get into a brawl with freaking China during a goodwill tour, I would have said the Georgetown Hoyas. They’ve been playing this way for years, people.

World B. Free on August 18, 2011 at 5:02 PM

The media didn’t mention it, but as I understand it, the Chinese were shouting

“Where’s our money?. You b!tc#3s from Washington D. C. owe us big money, and you better pay up, NOW!” .

LegendHasIt on August 18, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Tom Friedman will comment shortly on the superiority of Chinese basketball technique.

BocaJuniors on August 18, 2011 at 5:04 PM

USA!USA!USA!USA!USA!

TWO TEAMS ENTER! ONE TEAM LEAVES!

portlandon on August 18, 2011 at 5:07 PM

No more basketball with China!

capejasmine on August 18, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Let them come to the cages in NY and try that mess.

Jorge Bonilla on August 18, 2011 at 5:09 PM

BocaJuniors on August 18, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Well played, sir. Is that before or after begging for higher taxes and cap & trade?

Jorge Bonilla on August 18, 2011 at 5:11 PM

What’s the difference between China and Cuba again?

Ronnie on August 18, 2011 at 5:15 PM

How pathetic. If want to start a brawl, then do it, but don’t go running for a chair to throw at someone.

Emily M. on August 18, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Chinese team comprised of a bunch of wannabe thugs.

nickj116 on August 18, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Biden has been quoted as saying that those players were acting like terrorists…

d1carter on August 18, 2011 at 5:20 PM

d1carter on August 18, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Update: Biden denies using the word “terrorists”…

d1carter on August 18, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Where’s the 1980′s Detroit Pistons when you need them?

Hog Wild on August 18, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Which team is racist?

portlandon on August 18, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Biden went to yesterday’s game in which Georgetown played another Chinese professional team. I think this was orchestrated by China as an insult to Biden and the US. This was their sick way of trying to embarrass him. There was something else at work here I think besides a basketball fight.

BrianBoru on August 18, 2011 at 5:28 PM

I, for one, welcome our new Chinese overlords . . .
NOT!

The Evil Doctor K on August 18, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Looks like a typical Raiders game.

Tim_CA on August 18, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Bayi Rockets are a “professional” Chinese basketball team and its team members are also in the PLA (Chinese army). Maybe they thought they’re in a war or something, against American college students.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayi_Rockets

totochi on August 18, 2011 at 5:32 PM

WOw, that brought back fun memories of my ex husband. (He’s from China)

I don’t think it’s just roid rage or lack of women, although that probably adds to it. :/

CambellBrown on August 18, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Next team to play in China:

Charles Oakley, Anthony Mason, Ron Artest, Bruce Bowen and Bill Laimbeer.

Good Solid B-Plus on August 18, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Not the only game in town

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/biden-loquaciousness-sparks-fight-china-151900561.html

“Officials said Biden was going on too long, though he at that point had not spoken for more than 5-6 minutes, including the consecutive translation,” according to the pool report.

Reporters had difficulty hearing the speech due to the “fisticuffs” as Memoli described it, and gave up when it was clear Biden was finishing up.

William Amos on August 18, 2011 at 5:34 PM

We have become like the battered woman who stays with her abuser because of the financial benefits of doing so. Until we pay back the trillions we owe China, this is the type of humiliation we will face from them.

VastRightWingConspirator on August 18, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Looks like a typical Raiders game.

Tim_CA on August 18, 2011 at 5:30 PM

I went the last Raider game is LA history, sitting in the end zone. It was versus the Chiefs. I what I saw in the seats was 20X worse.

Oil Can on August 18, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Just another day of Big East basketball. ;)

thirtypundit on August 18, 2011 at 5:38 PM

I wonder how the Chinese would play Hockey?

thuja on August 18, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Rodman, Barley and Lambier good-will tour?

jdkchem on August 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM

The Chinese should start playing basketball by the Aztec rules. It would do wonders to bring China and Mexico together.

thuja on August 18, 2011 at 5:40 PM

If the ChiComs had any “face” left, they lost it.

What a pathetic, disgraceful display by the hosts toward their guests.

Christien on August 18, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Good Solid B-Plus on August 18, 2011 at 5:34 PM

+ 100..:)

Dire Straits on August 18, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Fragrant.

Ronnie on August 18, 2011 at 5:45 PM

jdkchem on August 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM

That’s Barkley not Barley.

jdkchem on August 18, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Two things:

1) I recall that Korea was not exactly the most gracious of hosts when they hosted the summer Olympics a few years ago, particularly towards Americans.

2) I’d hate to be part of the Georgetown team when they get back to the USA since they got their asses kicked so bad!

yubley on August 18, 2011 at 5:59 PM

thuja on August 18, 2011 at 5:38 PM

I don’t think that would turn out too well for the ChiComs.

They’d be facing people who think fighting is an integral part of the game…not a result of it.

And then there’s getting ‘checked’ by some guy that’s got 50 lbs on them, and knows the ‘other use’ for that hockey stick.

CPT. Charles on August 18, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Goontown sent on a “good will” tour? What can possibly go wrong?

Oh. I see.

WannabeAnglican on August 18, 2011 at 6:11 PM

oh, was this a fight? I thought they were just NBA tryouts….

ted c on August 18, 2011 at 6:12 PM

But…but…but…the chinese are OUR FRIENDS ;)

p51d007 on August 18, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Remember, they own us.
a capella on August 18, 2011 at 4:51 PM

False to a point. We are the buyers of their sht products. They need us

blatantblue on August 18, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Lacists!!!

BigWyo on August 18, 2011 at 6:24 PM

USA!USA!USA!USA!USA!

TWO TEAMS ENTER! ONE TEAM LEAVES!

portlandon on August 18, 2011 at 5:07 PM

..thread winnah!

The War Planner on August 18, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Kung POW Beef indeed!

sonnyspats1 on August 18, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Everybody was brawling?

Why no kung fu fighting? I bet those cats are fast as lightning.

Black Adam on August 18, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Zero screws our ally Taiwan out of F-16s and naturally all hell breaks loose.

viking01 on August 18, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Next team to play in China:

Charles Oakley, Anthony Mason, Ron Artest, Bruce Bowen and Bill Laimbeer.

Good Solid B-Plus on August 18, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Jeez oh Pete, I wouldn’t fight Anthony Mason if he spotted me the 82nd Airborne!

SlimyBill on August 18, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Flash mob.

angryed on August 18, 2011 at 7:24 PM

The Chinese have considered us non-Chinese folks to be “barbarians” since their break from total isolationism, and probably before then as well.

hillbillyjim on August 18, 2011 at 7:25 PM

The Chinese have considered us non-Chinese folks to be “barbarians” since their break from total isolationism, and probably before then as well.

hillbillyjim on August 18, 2011 at 7:25 PM

I guess that’s why most of us ride bicycles to our labor camps, buy dried cane rat on a stick as a fancy snack from a street vendor, get our drinking water from a ditch, and hope any airline we fly makes it away from the boarding gate before the pilot accidentally retracts the landing gear.

viking01 on August 18, 2011 at 7:38 PM

The USA team should have left, and NOT finished the game. Either fight back and win, or leave. You don’t put up with that kind of behavior. And given where they were, I don’t think they could have won the fight, so getting your people out safely would be a priority.

AnotherOpinion on August 18, 2011 at 8:02 PM

LMFAO. Basketball “fights” … Maybe we can send over a pee wee American hockey team to take on the Chinese. Bunch of slap happy fairies. LMFAO.

matd on August 18, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Did anybody catch the score?

duggersd on August 18, 2011 at 8:30 PM

It takes a special kind of dimwit to think that taking a bunch of thugs from Georgetown on a “good will” tour would be anything other than a very very bad idea.

wickedcurveball on August 18, 2011 at 8:31 PM

This is what you get when you kill all your girls when they are babies and 32 million Chinese men can’t find a girfriend or wife… Good job China!/

CCRWM on August 18, 2011 at 8:39 PM

I read the article; we did leave before the game was over. Good.

AnotherOpinion on August 18, 2011 at 8:45 PM

So the Hoyas have a contract to bring home some $$$. Show up, score 10 or so points to show you can compete, then stop competing. Take the money and come home.

Oh wait. Contracts don’t mean much in China.

exdeadhead on August 18, 2011 at 9:34 PM

This is all George W. Bush’s fault.///sarc

Kevin71 on August 18, 2011 at 11:05 PM

The Chinese were obviously reacting to calls from relatives in the States who were victims of “flash mobs” most likely consisting of family members of Team USA.

Payback.

sgtstogie on August 18, 2011 at 11:18 PM

I can’t wait for the summer Olympics in 2012. The US v. China basketball game is going to be fun to watch.

Bill C on August 18, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Sake Summit!

Buck Turgidson on August 19, 2011 at 12:02 AM

I’ve played basketball in China before–albeit not at this level, but there were some Chinese pros there (at pickup games). They play rougher than you’d think, and they bend the rules to advantage there side. Once my team had to win a game to 5 by 1′s three times because the other side (who were made up of athletes who should not have lost to three foreigners and a scrub Chinese college student) claimed we weren’t keeping score correctly.

p40tiger on August 19, 2011 at 12:26 AM

*their

p40tiger on August 19, 2011 at 12:27 AM

Will the prez have a speech ready in September for this too?

AltTuning on August 19, 2011 at 1:43 AM

Man… Are they still pissed about the Bush years?
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RalphyBoy on August 19, 2011 at 2:02 AM

This is America’s fault.

Ron Paul blames US troops in S. Korea and completely exonerates the Chinese players from any culpability.

mankai on August 19, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Just getting some get sum since many of the players relatives are grocers and corner store owners in the US

the Chinese should thank us for saving them from the Japanese

Sonosam on August 19, 2011 at 11:07 AM

The Chinese should start playing basketball by the Aztec rules. It would do wonders to bring China and Mexico together.

thuja on August 18, 2011 at 5:40 PM

The Aztecs practiced human sacrifice…

Steve Z on August 19, 2011 at 11:46 AM

How do you say “get the dodge out of h3ll” in Chinese?

Steve Z on August 19, 2011 at 11:50 AM

Puts me in mind of that old, old video game “Bill Laimbeer’s Combat Basketball”!

hburns on August 19, 2011 at 11:59 AM

Load the team up with the Ravens middle Lb……he has a history of being able to deal with stuff like that.

sbark on August 19, 2011 at 1:04 PM

The Chinese should start playing basketball by the Aztec rules. It would do wonders to bring China and Mexico together.

thuja on August 18, 2011 at 5:40 PM

The Aztecs practiced human sacrifice…

Steve Z on August 19, 2011 at 11:46 AM

I think what thuja is specifically referring to is that the Aztecs played a ball game using a severed head as the ball.

Mary in LA on August 19, 2011 at 3:50 PM